Yes it’s time for another challenge – DVD Hacks! We all have them and I tend to donate the movies we are done with. However – what do you do with them if something happens to the DVD – it’s scratched, lost, etc? Here are a few DVD case hacks that I came up with…
For each of these 3 projects you’ll need to get rid of the spot where the disc goes. Start by placing a cutting board on between the clear plastic sleeve and the DVD case.
Use a razor blade to cut around the disc holder and remove it.
Game, Lego, and Dry Erase Board Case –
Measure a think piece of cardboard to go over the side where the DVD was (like from a cereal box). Glue a piece of paper onto the cardboard.
Hot glue or permanent glue a Lego board onto the paper.
Place the Lego board side onto the side where the DVD hole is. On the other side I found a magnetic tic tac toe board at Dollar Tree. I cut it to size and placed it in the other side.
I recommend gluing these 2 pieces into place for stability with a permanent glue of your choice.
Place some Lego characters in the top section and close it up for transport.
On the outside of the case I placed a white piece of paper and now it’s a white board! Use dry erase markers to draw on the case and wipe off.
Artist Case –
Using the DVD sleeve I measure some fabric and cut it.
Slide the fabric behind the sleeve.
I glued in a small square of cardboard to cover the hole for this one. On the other side I cut a bunch of loose leaf plain paper and slid it under the clips.
I put a coat of Mod Podge on the side of the DVD case with the card board piece. I place more fabric cut to the side of the section on to the Mod Podge and coated the top of the fabric with Mod Podge and let dry.
I cut another piece of fabric the same size as the inside section, folded it in half. The fold would be the top. The other 3 sides I folded the fabric in a little and hot glued it in place like a seam.
I glued 3 sides of the the 1/2 fabric onto the other fabric to create a pocket.
I placed colored pencils in the pocket to complete the art case. Close and it’s ready for travel.
Memo Carrier – (great gift idea for moms, teachers, etc)
For this case I used a piece of card stock, cut to the size of the inside of the case, and glued it into place with hot glue.
On the clip side, I slid in a memo pad. On the other side, I peeled the back off some post it notes and placed it on the card stock. I added a pen to the center of the case.
On the outside I cut fabric to size and slid it behind the plastic cover just like the art case.
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Awesome ideas! These would be great for kids in the car. 🙂
Thank you Linda, I’m even enjoying a couple of them myself for my lists and organizing 🙂
Such cute ideas. I know my nephew will love the Lego one.
Thank you Claire, I’d love to see pictures of what you create if you make one 🙂
Great ideas! I love the travel lego one and crayons. I was wanting to do this with wipes containers but they are hard to buy now that they have gone with soft plastic.
Thank you so much. I totally know what you are saying when you can reuse containers for something great and then they change the container on us.
Marie | DIY Adulation says
I love the memo holder! This would be great for keeping in your purse since the hard card would keep the paper pads protected. Thanks for sharing your upcycles with us at Merry Monday this week!
Thank you Marie and I love that one too. I have been using it to make my shopping lists and writing reminders for my self while I’m out and about.
Lydia from Life Beyond the Kitchen says
Clever ideas! I especially love the artist’s case. I can see your idea being adapted for all sorts of crafts and activities.
Thank you so much Lydia, and you’re right this little project can be adapted in so many different and useful ways.
April J Harris says
What a great way to have everything you need to hand when travelling! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Hope you have had a lovely weekend!
Thank you so much April and thanks for hosting a wonderful party. I can’t wait to link up with you again… on my way over now 🙂
Thank you for some ideas for using those unused dvd cases. I have plenty to use up.
Thank you for Amy, it’s nice to reuse things instead of just throwing them away.